Dr. Gina Sorbara Cornea and Contact Lens Residency

General description of the residency

The Dr. Gina Sorbara Cornea and Contact Lens (GSCCL) Residency is designed to extend and refine your knowledge and skill in the areas of cornea and specialty contact lenses such as orthokeratology, corneal and scleral GP (for example keratoconus, ocular surface protection, multifocal and toric designs) and lenses for astigmatism, presbyopia and myopia control. While the focus of this one-year program is on clinical training, you are strongly encouraged to engage in scholarly activity and will be required to present at and participate in organized seminars, as well as actively contribute to the clinical training and practical education of optometry students. The residency curriculum is an educational program focused on patient care primarily in the Cornea and Contact Lens Clinic.

Dates of Residency: August 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024.

Salary: $38,000 per year. For benefits and other information, please see the Residency FAQs.


Primary Supervisor: Dr. Chelsea Bray    

Other supervisors:  Dr. Nadine Furtado (Primary Care and Acute Care)

Location:  The residency will take place in the School of Optometry and Vision Science. A portion of the Primary Care component may be scheduled at the Health Science Campus (HSOC), Kitchener.

Hours:  The clinical components of the residency are scheduled during the School's operating hours. Your schedule may be slightly heavier in one term than another, but in aggregate will be 5 days per week. While we expect you to study in your own time, one half-day per week is provided in your schedule for self-study, administration tasks and the didactic components of the residency curriculum. You may be scheduled for Saturday clinics in lieu of clinic time during a weekday. You may also be on-call, both inside or outside normal clinic hours.

Anticipated Weekly Curriculum:

Term 1 Fall (September – December)

Term 2 Winter (January – April)

Term 3 Spring (May – July)

Direct Patient Care (CL or PC) = 2.5

Lab Teaching = 1


Direct Patient Care (CL or PC) = 1.5

Clinic Supervision (CL or PC) = 3

Lab Teaching = 1



Direct Patient Care (CL or PC) = 1.5

Clinic Supervision (CL or PC) = 3


0.5 days = Self Study